Author Topic: Is Clear a Color?  (Read 3861 times)

davidaddy

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Is Clear a Color?
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:59:44 AM »
The 30.06 requires that the lettering
"appears in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch in height"

Colors is plural.  I am seeing a number of places with the correct 30.06 wording in white letters on a glass door or window by the front door. All other requirements appear to be met except that the sign is only in one color. The letters are white.
Is clear the second color?  Is clear a color?  I have done a little searching on the Internet and have not seen this discussed anywhere yet.  

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Cmorrison

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Re: Is Clear a Color?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 12:33:20 PM »
Any color that is not white is a contrasting color. Is white and clear glass the preferred color scheme? Probably not. But technically, it is correct.

 8-)  Chris
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Re: Is Clear a Color?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 02:31:27 PM »
We are unaware of any court interpretation of this requirement. It is just as likely that the plural "colors" refers to the fact that letters may appear in any color and that the important word in this phraseology is "contrasting."

The sign is notice, and the State would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person has notice. If it becomes an issue that the composition of the sign made it questionable as to whether or not it provided notice, then this could be a favorable issue at trial.

Black letters on a clear background would probably be sufficiently contrasting, as would red letters on a black background. However, clear letters on a clear background would probably not be sufficiently contrasting, and the issue of notice would become something for the jury to decide.

Thank you for the question.
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